When it comes to shopping for vintage watches on eBay, it can be a gold mine, but it can also be a minefield. Our very own Christoph McNeill (you all might know him as Instagram’s @VintageDiver) wrote a must-read, common sense guide to buying vintage watches on eBay (check out Part 1 and Part 2). So if you’re looking for a vintage watch, but are still a little nervous diving head-first into those murky waters, then don’t worry—we’re here to help. Today, we have another installment of eBay Finds, our series where we highlight some great vintage gems looking for a new home. Happy hunting!
Ultrasonic Seapearl Dress Watch (NOS)
Oh man, we have a good one here! This vintage Enicar Seapearl looks to be in almost NOS condition. The ‘50s style steel case is untouched and super sharp, the case back engraving looks brand new, and the watch even has its original crown. The dial is pretty clean, too, with its bullseye design rendered in an elegant off-white. The only real blemish is some faint Radium burn from the hands sitting in the same position for a long time. This is common with Radium-dialed drawer finds, which is likely where this one sat for a long time. The seller states it’s running and keeping time, but since this one likely sat somewhere untouched for a long time, I’d recommend a service just to ensure it operates as nicely as it looks.